The name Zech Medley, may not ring a bell with many of the Emirates faithful but with Arsenal’s depleted backline, due to injuries, it might well be a name worth remembering.
Zech Medley is only 18 but he is a phenomenal prospect that could solve a problem. He cuts an imposing and powerful figure at 1.95 meters, possesses great technical ability and is for me, in the mould of Sol Campbell.
If Arsenal are looking for a cover for Rob Holding and are reluctant to put pressure on Nacho Monreal and Laurent Koscielny as they try to achieve full fitness, Zech Medley may be the way to move forward.
Arsenal face Southampton tonight and that may be an occasion to at least give the youngster 45 minutes of action at the highest level.
He’s ready, he looks the part and has been in direct competition with other talents such as Julio Pleguezuelo and Ben Sheaf, which has helped in his development.
Plenty of excitement around several youngsters but I think Zech Medley has looked very encouraging. Brilliant composure on the ball, quick feet, can play CB & LB and has a real presence at the back. We’ve needed a ball playing left-footed CB and Medley fits the bill. pic.twitter.com/vNsqFpQNBI
— Darren (@DF_Arsenal) December 13, 2018
Some may say that he’s too young to be a central defender but Tony Adams was also in his teens when he made the position his own.
Emery may favour experience but he is said to be impressed by Medley’s progress, so hopefully, he will make the bench at the very least.
The thing is, that if Zech Medley isn’t pushed, Arsenal may be forced into spending on that very position in January and if that happens, Medley may never break into the side.
Arsenal are currently on song in the Premiership but perhaps they need a change of Melody which may be present in the form of Zech Medley.
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